11/05/2019 8:38 AM
(Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 5, 2019) – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today announced that a Player Dispersal Draft will be held for clubs to obtain the 2020 Atlantic League negotiating rights to players whose ALPB rights are currently controlled by the New Britain Bees. The Bees, who played in the Atlantic League from 2016-19, recently departed the ALPB and will begin play in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League in 2020.
The Dispersal Draft will be held on Wednesday, November 6 at 11:00 a.m. EST. Draft order is based on 2019 overall regular season won-loss record and is as follows:
1. Lancaster Barnstormers (51-89)
2. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (59-81)
3. Somerset Patriots (69-69)
4. Sugar Land Skeeters (72-66)
5. High Point Rockers (74-66)
6. York Revolution (75-65)
7. Long Island Ducks (86-54)
The draft will consist of three rounds, with each team making one selection per round. Additional draft selections beyond the third round are optional. Results will be reported live via the Atlantic League’s Twitter account (@AtlanticLg) and following the selection process on AtlanticLeague.com. Any undrafted players will become free agents.
About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs The Blue Crabs play 126 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Blue Crabs, set to kick off their 13th season of baseball, call Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland home. For more information on the Blue Crabs, please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information.
About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) With eight teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 950 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 42 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history. For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.